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Local guides to green and healthy landscaping

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/18/16 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Home landscaping

We all want a yard that's healthy for our families, wildlife, and the larger environment.

<br />The McGuan residence in Shaker Heights has been nicely landscaped with rain gardens. Images: Austin McGuan.<br /><br />

Ten water saving tips to try at home

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/15/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Water, Home

We are fortunate to be on a Great Lake and have an abundant supply of fresh water. But there are still good reasons to conserve.

<br />Lake Erie. Image: David Beach.

Natural Cleveland: August

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/05/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Natural Cleveland

What can urbanites see in nature during the month of August? This installment takes a look and offers some of the more commonly found examples of flora and fauna in Northeast Ohio.

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Ten ways to stay cool while saving energy on hot summer days

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/29/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Home

Summer heat can be serious. In 1995, a heat wave in Chicago claimed 514 lives. Mortality increases 20% on days when temperatures go above 90 degrees, researchers have found. Heat waves are especially deadly for elderly, lower-income residents of buildings that lack air conditioning and shade trees. Heat waves also strain the power grid as more air conditioners are turned on....

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A guide to active transportation in University Circle

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/27/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

Active transportation, writes the Ohio Department of Transportation, is: "Human-powered transportation that engages people in healthy physical activity while they travel from place to place. People walking, bicycling, using strollers, wheelchairs/mobility devices, skateboarding, and rollerblading are engaged in active transportation. Active transportation supports transit use, since many people reach transit stops using active travel modes. The benefits of active transportation include reducing health risks...

Cyclists using Euclid Avenue bike lane<br />Hessler Court<br />All images: GCBL<br /><br /><br />The Lake to Lakes Trail<br /><br /><br />New walking path bridges on MLK Drive<br />RTA HealthLine in University Circle<br />Sharrows on East Boulevard<br />Chinese Cultural Garden<br />New RTA Red Line station at Cedar-University<br /><br />New Red Line station at Little Italy<br />
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See sugar maples tapped for syrup and celebrate this old local tradition

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